Six NEA standouts selected to 2020 ASM Football Super Team

Jonesboro had two selections: Marco Avant & Connor Clark.

Arkansas reveals 2021 baseball schedule

#15 Arkansas women’s basketball falls to #4 South Carolina

Arkansas State guard Caleb Fields honored by College Sports Madness

  Jonesboro CB Brodie Williams commits to Austin Peay

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/18/21)

Jeremy Pruitt fired as Tennessee head football coach, acting head coach named

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Arkansas DB Jalen Catalon named to FWAA Freshman All-American Team

A-State bowling wins Lady Techsters Invitational Title

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/11/2021 - 1/15/2021)

  A-State men power past ULM for 2nd straight win

Alabama men roll past Arkansas 90-59

Arkansas State Track & Field wraps up at Arkansas Invitational

Arkansas State women win 9th straight with victory over ULM

Red Wolves now 9-1 overall for the first time since the 99-00 season

  Walnut Ridge boys basketball grateful to be playing; coach discusses COVID concerns

The Walnut Ridge Bobcats, like every team in the state, are trying to balance competing on the court and staying healthy off of it.

Arkansas State women’s basketball uses 20-0 run to record 8th straight win

Jireh Washington matched her career-best scoring output with 24 points on 6 of 10 shooting and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line, while also grabbing seven rebounds.

  Caleb Fields has 19 pts, Arkansas State men beat ULM

A-State (4-6, 1-2 Sun Belt) finished 11-of-24 (.458) beyond the arc in a 74-72 victory.

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/15/2021)

Arkansas State women’s bowling 3rd after Day 1 of Lady Techsters Invitational

West Memphis alum LaTrese Saine flirts with triple double in SEMO win

Arkansas Activities Association announces 2021 Regional & State Tournament sites

7-1 Arkansas State women’s basketball travels to ULM this weekend

Arkansas State men’s basketball hosts ULM this weekend

Chelsea Dungee drops 33 pts as #17 Arkansas beats Florida

She was 17 of 17 from the free throw line in a 84-80 victory.

  NEA NAIA Roundup (1/14/21)

Lyon picked up wins Thursday in men’s and women’s basketball. Williams Baptist split a hoops doubleheader at Harris-Stowe.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/14/21)

Thursday was headlined by a 4A-3 showdown at Chickasaw Arena. Blytheville beat Southside 55-47.

  Fast Break Overtime: Isaiah Ellenburg throws it down for RCS

The Warriors beat Hillcrest Tuesday night.

  Fast Break Overtime: Jordan Andrews drops 40 pts Tuesday in Thayer win

The Bobcats are off to a 11-1 start.

Desi Sills had 14 pts but Arkansas falls to LSU

The Razorbacks fell into a 21-point hole early in the first half and could not recover to drop a 92-76 decision.

  Wynne wins 2020 Yarnell’s Sweetest Play of the Year

The Yellowjackets beat Batesville, Bryant, Fayetteville, North Little Rock, & Rogers Heritage in a online vote.

Arkansas State women’s bowling reveals 2021 schedule

The Red Wolves will host its annual home tournament, the Mid-Winter Invitational, Feb. 19-21 at the Hijinx Family Entertainment Center in Jonesboro

Arkansas State women’s tennis releases 2021 spring schedule

The Red Wolves begin the spring season February 6-7 at RidgePointe Country Club in the College Tennis Showcase.

Lyon women’s basketball moves up to #22 in NAIA Top 25

The 2-0 Scots will have a home game Thursday night.

3rd straight Memphis Tigers basketball game postponed for COVID-19 issues

The American Athletic Conference announced Wednesday Memphis’ Thursday evening basketball game against SMU at FedExForum is postponed because of a positive COVID-19 case and ongoing contact tracing.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/12/21)

Jonesboro swept West Memphis in a 5A East doubleheader.

  Rector & Batesville win the Hot Shots of the Week (1/4/21 - 1/9/21)

The Cougars & Lady Pioneers won the fan vote on the Sports page.

Arkansas State men’s golf releases 2021 spring schedule

The spring slate is set to begin February 8 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas for the Individual Spring Kickoff.

  Arkansas State football adds 2021 commits from Georgia & Alabama

Minor (AL) wide receiver William Hardwick and Creekside (GA) offensive guard Jalil Muhammad verballed with the Red Wolves.

Arkansas faces LSU Wednesday in Baton Rouge

Tipoff is at 6:00pm on ESPN2.

Arkansas will host four professional meets on World Athletics Silver Tour

Each of the American Track League meets, organized by Doyle Sports Management and hosted by Arkansas, will have a two-hour broadcast on ESPN/ESPN2 to showcase the performances on the “Fastest Track in the World”.

Butch Jones juggling A-State head coach duties along with Alabama assistant duties

Jones was an offensive analyst in 2018 and 2019, his 2020 role is Special Assistant to the Head Coach. He was on the sidelines Monday as the Crimson Tide won a national title.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/11/21)

Valley View got a road win at rival Westside. Blytheville improved to 14-2 with a victory at Brookland.

Region 8 HS athletes sign to play college sports (2020-2021)

We’ll update this page over the coming days and months with athletes that have signed to play college sports.

New Arkansas Sports Media Basketball Polls released (1/11/21)

Marion is ranked #4 overall in boys. Batesville & Melbourne are #4 & #5 in girls.

Cedar Ridge alum Austin Reaves had 20 pts in Oklahoma loss to #9 Kansas

Reaves was 7 of 14 from the field but just about everybody else struggled to find their shots.

Arkansas women fall late to Texas A&M 74-73

Razorbacks suffer their second straight loss

  Vote for the Hot Shots of the Week (1/4/2021 - 1/9/2021)

Jonesboro, Rector, Batesville, & Tuckerman are the nominees.

  A-State women pick up 7th straight win to complete sweep over Texas State

Peyton Martin led the Red Wolves with 18 points

Hogs take care of Bulldogs 99-69

Moses Moody and Davonte Davis combine for 45 points in the win for Arkansas

Grizzlies get first home win beating Nets 115-110

The rosters for Friday night’s game at FedExForum about the same, with stars for both sides out again. No KD or Kyrie for the Nets.

  Arkansas State women’s basketball beats Texas State in SBC opener for 6th straight win

The Red Wolves (6-1, 1-0 SBC) continued their strong start to the season by defeating the Bobcats (4-4, 1-2) for their sixth consecutive victory. The win continues A-State’s best start to a season since 2003-04 (7-0).

  Fast Break Friday Night (1/8/2021)

You can watch Fast Break Friday Night at 10:15pm on KAIT,, and on the Region 8 News app.

Louisville LB & Boise State WR transfer to Arkansas State

Thurman Geathers and Khyheem Waleed committed to the Red Wolves this week.

  Arkansas State women’s basketball hosts Texas State this weekend

Tipoff times are Friday at 6:00pm & Saturday at 4:00pm at First National Bank Arena.

#13 Arkansas women’s basketball falls at Tennessee

Chelsea Dungee scored 30 points for Arkansas, but the Lady Vols shot 54% in the 88-73 victory.

NEA NAIA Roundup (1/7/21)

Williams Baptist, Lyon, & Crowley’s Ridge all swept basketball doubleheaders on Thursday.

Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/7/21)

Tuckerman swept Hoxie in a Thursday doubleheader at Bly Story Fieldhouse.

Report: Keith Heckendorf to return to Red Wolves as offensive coordinator

AJ Milwee was tabbed in December to be the A-State OC, but he’s reportedly heading to Texas to be the quarterbacks coach.

Notae has 19 pts but Arkansas falls to #9 Tennessee

Josiah-Jordan James and Victor Bailey scored 17 points apiece and Tennessee hit eight free throws in the final minute in a 79-74 victory.

  New opportunity for hunting, wildlife-watching in Lawrence County

With the recent expansion of the Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, hunters have a new place to hunt and watch wildlife in Lawrence County.

  Report: Matt Limegrover hired as Arkansas State offensive line coach

Limegrover spent the 2020 season as a Michigan analyst. He was Penn State’s offensive line coach from 2016 to 2019, the Nittany Lions played in a Rose Bowl and a Fiesta Bowl. Limegrover was Minnesota’s offensive coordinator/offensive line coach from 2011 to 2015.

Arkansas State/Texas State men’s basketball series postponed because of COVID-19

The Sun Belt Conference plans to reschedule the two-game series later in the season, with dates to be determined.

Oaklawn to allow a limited number of fans to watch horse racing

Oaklawn is following ADH guidelines. The season begins January 22nd and ends May 1st. The 85th annual Arkansas Derby will be held on April 10th.

Marion alum Shaun Doss named SWAC Basketball Player of the Week

He posted his second straight double-double in the Golden Lions SWAC-opening 92-52 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Doss tallied 23 points with a career-high 13 rebounds with two assists and one steal in the win.

  Arkansas State WR Jonathan Adams Jr. earns more All-American accolades

He was selected by the AP on Monday, Sporting News on Tuesday, and the FWAA on Wednesday.

  Red Wolves Raw: Men’s & Women’s Basketball turn the page to Texas State

The guys travel to San Marcos this weekend to play the Bobcats, while the ladies open Sun Belt play at home.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/5/21)

5A East play resumed on the first Tuesday of 2021.

Arkansas faces #9 Tennessee Wednesday in Knoxville

Tipoff is at 6:00pm on ESPN2.

  Riverside’s Buster Campbell collects 900th career win

Rebels visit Tuckerman on Friday night

Steve Hauser to become Arkansas State special teams coordinator

Hauser spent the last 3 seasons at Iowa State as a quality control assistant for special teams. The Cyclones capped their 2020 campaign with an appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game and a win in the Fiesta Bowl.

  A-State women roll past Central Baptist 85-39

Red Wolves improve to 5-1 on the season

Arkansas State WR Brandon Bowling to transfer to Utah State

Bowling had 39 receptions for 507 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020

Men’s NCAA March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana

Championship weekend is still scheduled for April 3 and April 5. Preliminary round dates have not yet been determined.

Saints LB Demario Davis selected for 2021 Bart Starr Award

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis has been named the winner of the 2021 Athletes in Action’s Bart Starr Award. Davis was selected by his peers in the NFL.

Arkansas women hang on to beat Mizzou 91-88

Razorbacks improve to 10-2 this season

  Arkansas State men’s basketball falls at ULM, starts 0-2 in Sun Belt

Caleb Fields led A-State with a game-high 16 points but the Warhawks won 62-55.

  Williams Baptist women’s basketball rallies in 4th to beat Arkansas-Monticello

Cassidy Clayton hit the game winner in a 67-65 victory.

Lyon men’s basketball upset bid falls short vs. #17 Talladega

The Tornadoes won 74-70 in Batesville.

  Region 8 HS Basketball Scoreboard (1/2/21)

Jonesboro swept a doubleheader with Mountain Home.

#12 Missouri hands Arkansas first loss of the season

Jeremiah Tilmon had 25 pts in the 81-68 victory.

  Whitetail deer harvest breaks record

Hunting license sales have gone up this year due to the pandemic which puts hunters outside, socially distancing, and working on marksmanship to driven up harvest amounts.